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Beijing Walking Tour – Historic Destinations

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Beijing Walking Tour:

Beihai Park is a veritable variety show on weekends! Enjoy the free entertainment; then visit the endangered hutongs, and tour the gracious and stately home of the ‘Mother of China.’

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  • including insider tips, maps and directions
  • fascinating information throughout your route
  • and tons of photos because 'a picture is worth 1000 words'
Like having a friend show you around!

Beijing Walking Tour; Entertaining, enlightening, and enchanting are words that best describe this walking tour through Beijing’s past. Begin at BeihaiPark, Beijing’s most popular park that was founded in the 900s. Besides the historical aspect, it’s a veritable variety show on weekends! Watch people practicing ballroom and traditional Chinese dancing, juggling and singing. Next move on to a leisurely stroll through the lakes district, with its endangered hutongs. These ancient housing areas are fast being replaced with modern housing. Finally, spend a relaxing respite at the gracious and stately home of the late Soong Ching Ling. She was known as the ‘mother of China.’ Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

Beijing Walking Tour Highlights

  • Introduction
  • Playful: Beihai Park
  • Disappearing: Beijing’s Hutongs
  • What’s Left Today
  • Gracious: Soong Ching Ling House
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty Off the Beaten Path, Historical/Heritage
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
And much much more…


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Tips

  • Traffic is horrendous in Beijing, especially during rush hour. Taxis levy a surcharge when traffic is heavy, and sometimes this surcharge will kick in after two blocks. Use Beijing's efficient subway system as much as possible to whisk you around the city. If a subway stop isn't near your destination, take a taxi from the nearest stop.
  • Smoking is losing popularity in Beijing: it is not permitted in museums, both indoor and outdoor such as the Summer Palace and Forbidden City. Nor is it permitted in parks.
  • Tipping usually isn't done in China, although major Western restaurants will add a 15 percent service charge. Wait staff at neighborhood restaurants - and taxi drivers - won't accept tips for doing their jobs.
  • Chinese currency is officially known as 'renminbi' or 'people's money,' and is frequently abbreviated as 'rmb'. On the street, however, paper money is known as 'yuan' or, in slang, as 'kuai.' Coins are called 'jiao' or 'miao.'
  • Don't be afraid to take off walking. It's a good way to get a feel for Beijing. When you get tired, flag down a taxi and show him your hotel card.

Cheryl Probst

Cheryl Probst is an award-winning photojournalist who has worked for newspapers in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and China. She goes to China on a regular basis, and has visited 43 of the 50 United States, 7 Canadian Provinces, numerous European countries and also New Zealand. Today she calls the state of Washington her home.

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"Exciting, a whole new concept"
Around The World Travel Radio

"Even though I am a local, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning more about the history of the landmarks. The author's interest in the area comes through in his engaging style of writing. Being able to complete the tour at my own pace made it even
more enjoyable."
Flora Savitzky (Researcher)

"When the conference ended, I stayed in town on my own and used T4M's self-guided tour to decide which things in town I wanted to visit and what to see/do there. The guide was right every step of the way. Bottom line, this guide helped me make the most of my time in town."
Ed Wetschler, SATW & Editor of Tripitini